Phrasal verbs with 'vote'

[English phrasal verbs connected with voting // angielskie phrasal verbs związane z głosowaniem]

1. If you VOTE something DOWN, you defeat something such as a law or plan by voting against it.


He wanted to introduce freedom of information, but they voted him down.

The proposal to build a new road through the forest was voted down by the local council.


2. If you VOTE something THROUGH, you accept and make possible something such as a law or plan by voting for it.


We voted the changes through.

The committee voted through a proposal to cut the defence budget.



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